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2016 WHIDBEY ISLAND

SALUTE TO FIREFIGHTERS

A SUPPLEMENT TO THE SOUTH WHIDBEY RECORD, WHIDBEY NEWS-TIMES & THE WHIDBEY EXAMINER


Salute to Firefighters 2016

What you should know about Smoke Alarms Save Lives

The most important things you need to know are smoke alarms save lives and they should be in every home. Follow these important smoke alarm safety measures: • Make sure your smoke alarms are working. This means testing smoke alarms monthly, replacing batteries once a year or when a low-battery alarm chirps and performing other maintenance as NFPA and your smoke alarm manufacturers recommend. And of course, a smoke alarm disabled because of nuisance alarms provides no protection at all. • It is important to have not just one smoke alarm but smoke alarms in every location required by NFPA standards. (On each level of your home, outside each sleeping area and inside each bedroom.) Tens of millions of U.S. homes are estimated to have smoke alarms but not enough smoke alarms to meet the standards and protect their homes. • Interconnect your smoke alarms so that a fire detected by any smoke alarm will sound an alarm at every location where a smoke alarm is installed. Interconnection can be done using hard-wiring or wireless broadcast technology. Interconnected smoke alarms provide early warning of fires that are still far away or are located on the other side of a door or wall that may block sound. • Develop and practice an escape plan so that everyone in the home knows what to do if the smoke alarm sounds. That includes planning a second way out from every room in your home. Every household that develops and practices an escape plan with two ways out from every location improves its time to escape in every type of fire.

There Are Different Types of Smoke Alarm Technologies—Ionization and Photoelectric

The two most commonly recognized smoke detection technologies are ionization smoke detection and photoelectric smoke detection. Ionization smoke detection is generally more responsive to flaming fires and photoelectric smoke detection is generally more responsive to fires that begin with a long period of smoldering (called “smoldering fires”). For each type of smoke alarm, the advantage it provides may be critical to life safety in some fire situations. Home fatal fires, day or night, include a large number of smoldering fires and a large number of flaming fires. You can not predict the type of fire you may have in your home or when it will occur. Any smoke alarm technology, to be acceptable, must perform acceptably for both types of fires in order to provide early warning of fire at all times of the day or night and whether you are asleep or awake.

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The best evidence has always indicated that either type of smoke alarm will provide sufficient time for escape for most people for most fires of either smoldering or flaming type. However, research is ongoing, and standards are living documents. If at any time, research points to a different conclusion, then that will lead to proposals for changes in the NFPA standard or the closely related Underwriters Laboratories standard for testing and approving smoke alarms. Both organizations currently have task groups looking at smoke alarm performance in the current home environment.

For Best Protection Use Both Types of Smoke Alarm Technologies

For best protection, it is recommended both (ionization and photoelectric) technologies be in homes. In addition to individual ionization and photoelectric alarms, combination alarms that include both technologies in a single device are available.

Nuisance Alarms Can Be Minimized

Ionization type smoke alarms are more susceptible to nuisance alarms due to cooking, the leading cause of nuisance alarms, but both types have some susceptibility to nuisance alarms from cooking fumes, and both have susceptibility to nuisance alarms from the steam from a hot shower. In the past decade or so, a number of steps have been taken to reduce the likelihood of nuisance alarms, including hush features and refinements to installation rules that include guidance on safe distances from nuisance sources.

TV Demonstrations of Smoke Alarm Performance Can Be Misleading

Informal demonstrations, such as ones done for TV news shows, of smoke alarm performance can seriously mislead the viewer and do not provide a sound basis to assess performance. These demonstration tests are not performed in a controlled or scientific way that compares the time of smoke alarm operation to the time when occupants would be incapacitated. The selected fire scenarios may not be representative of real fatal home fires. Passing or failing a “test” of this sort may have nothing to do with performing well or badly in the wide range of real fires. A valid engineering analysis must select fires that are realistic and analyze them accordingly. In an informal demonstration, the eye reacts to conditions that look dangerous, mostly visible smoke and visible flame. However, most people are killed by invisible gases, which do not necessarily spread at the same rate as smoke or flame. A valid engineering analysis must measure conditions caused by fires and assess them according to their real danger. For more information go to www.nfpa.org/smokealarms

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Whidbey presents steep challenges By RON NEWBERRY

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With more than 160 miles of shoreline and bluffs seemingly around every turn, Whidbey Island offers challenges for fire agencies that require a certain set of technical skills and a tolerance for heights. North Whidbey Fire and Rescue responds to about 20 incidents a year that involve technical rope rescues. Often, the call involves a person who has climbed or slipped to an area where he or she isn’t comfortable enough or able to reverse course. Half the time, it’s a dog that is stuck in the precarious situation. More often than not, it’s both dog and owner. “We have a lot of treacherous slopes here and people think the edges are relatively stable and they’re not,” North Whidbey Fire and Rescue chief Mike Brown said. “Or they get out to a point and just can’t get back or don’t feel secure about getting back to where they need to be.

“It’s a consistent response for us. It’s something we take very seriously.” Firefighters with every fire agency on the island except South Whidbey train to tackle such steep challenges. Many acquire the skills to assist with low-angle rope rescues that involve helping walk a person or dog out of a tough spot. A more select group of firefighters become proficient in more technical high-angle rescues. All full-time and part-time firefighters with Central Whidbey Fire & Rescue get operational-level rope rescue training to handle low-angle incidents, according to fire chief Ed Hartin. “Right now the focus is on low angle,” he said. “That’s the predominant risk in our community.” Still, Central Whidbey only gets toned out to such incidents about two or three times a year, Hartin said. “If the scope is beyond the training level of our folks, we call the Navy,” he CONTINUED ON PAGE 4

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Most of the fire agencies on Whidbey Island train to tack steep challenges using low-angle and high-angle rope rescues.

That’s all the time you might have to safely escape a burning home. Do you have a plan? To prevent the needless loss of life and injury from home fires, the American Red Cross launched the Home Fire Campaign, which aims to reduce the number of fire deaths and injuries in the U.S. by 25 percent by 2020. The Red Cross and its partners will install a limited number of free smoke alarms for those who cannot afford to purchase smoke alarms or for those who are physically unable to install a smoke alarm.

For more information, or to schedule a smoke alarm installation, call (360) 733-3290 x 0 or visit getasmokealarm.org.

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STEEP CHALLENGES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 3 said. That would be Navy Region Northwest Fire & Emergency Services Battalion No. 3, a common presence at technical rescues throughout the island. The Navy unit came to Fort Ebey State Park near Coupeville in July to help North Whidbey Fire retrieve two boys who had descended to a dangerous spot on a slope from which they need assistance to get back. Each month, technical rescue teams from the North Whidbey and Oak Harbor fire departments train together with Navy Region Northwest to become more proficient at high-angle rope rescues. Those sort of rescues are more complicated and risky, requiring more training and equipment, Brown said. “High angle is actually bringing people up or down on a rope,” Brown said. “They are tethered on that rope. You can’t just walk up and down.” Any technical rescue is taken very seriously, Brown said. People who slip down a slope to a seemingly safe ledge sometimes face a sheer drop-off further below them. Securing the person or pet is the first step by attaching them to a rope before leading them to safety. There are special harnesses for people and pets. The island, with its physical features, invites lots of outdoor recreation, which creates a demand for rope rescues. “People get in trouble,” Brown said. “The community expects us to be able to deal with those situations.” South Whidbey Fire/EMS recently dissolved its technical rope team because of the low number of responses (about three of four a year, often involving pets) and the difficulty to keep up with the training and keeping volunteers inspired to do it, fire chief Rusty Palmer wrote in an email. South Whidbey will request Navy assistance for future calls of this type, Palmer said.

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Angencies responded in July to two boys who had climbed down a cliff at Fort Ebey State Park and then could not climb back up. Multiple fire departments including Navy Region Northwest Fire & Emergency Services Battalion No. 3 responded to the incident which involved sending someone down by rope to help the boys.

Emergency Checklist If the unthinkable happens, your children will look to you to know how to react and respond. Use the checklist below to help your family prepare and keep children safe in a disaster. Make a family plan and determine: n The facilities that will be used as shelters in your community in case of emergency n A designated meet-up location if your family is separated n An emergency contact outside of your area who would not be affected by a local disaster Teach your children: n Basic personal information to identify themselves if separated from you n How to dial 911 n Your family’s meet-up locations n How to reach your family’s out-of-town contact Have a communications strategy: n Program all family cell phones with “ICE” (In Case of Emergency) contacts n Include all family phone numbers plus out-of-town contacts n Remind family members that text messages often get through in an emer­-gency, even when a phone call can’t


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Chief Ray Merill

Deputy Chief Mike Buxton

Captain Craig Anderson

Captain Don Baer

Captain Thomas Cross

Captain Mike Engle

Captain Chris Garden

Captain Jeff Heiserman

Captain Rich Rodgers

Captain Paul Schroer

Lieutenant Ed Klaszky

Firefighter Dustin Amundson

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Firefighter Brandon Bailey

Firefighter Andrew Carroll

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Firefighter John Fiske

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Oak Harbor Fire Department

Firefighter Shannon Holcomb

Firefighter Cameron Hopkins

Firefighter Dwayne Jansen

Firefighter Jake Jansen

Firefighter Josh Jansen

Firefighter Andy Kiesel

Firefighter Ryan Lange

Firefighter Dan Martin

Firefighter Steve McCalmont

Firefighter Ryan Merriman

Firefighter Robert Mirabal

Firefighter Andrew Moon

Firefighter Jim Reynolds

Firefighter Jon Roberts

Firefighter Mark Soika

Firefighter Travis Stanford

Firefighter Dennis Wright

Chaplain Ron Hancock

Change the batteries in smoke alarms at Daylight Saving Time

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THANK YOU WHIDBEY ISLAND FIREFIGHTERS AND EMS HEROES A motorcycle group riding for the sponsored charities of the American Legion, their community, and helping to protect those who protected us - Our Veterans.

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(StatePoint) While there are numerous ways to improve home safety, fires are a common threat that you have the power to prevent with preparation. The International Association of Fire Chiefs and Energizer team up each fall to educate the public about how to improve in-home safety. The “Change Your Clock Change Your Battery” program reminds

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everyone to replace the batteries in their home’s smoke detectors when they change their clocks for Daylight Saving Time so they have functioning smoke alarms. Working smoke alarms cut nearly in half the risk of dying in a home fire by providing an early warning. Having a fresh battery in your smoke detector plays a critical role

in giving families the time needed to safely escape a home fire. In addition to sponsoring this educational campaign, Energizer has donated more than five million batteries to fire departments over the years. To learn more about the Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery program, visit www.energizer.com/responsibility

Thank you for your bravery, sacrifice and service

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North Whidbey Fire and Rescue

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Commissioner Bruce Carman

Commissioner Jerry Goen

Commissioner Larry Wall

Chief Mike Brown

Deputy Chief Mark Kirko

Batt. Chief Chris Swiger

Batt. Chief Lyle Zimmerman

Captain Jeff Amidon

Captain Jim O’Conner

Captain Matt VanGiesen

Captain Steve Lacy

Lieutenant Bill McArthur

Lieutenant Dan Horton

Lieutenant Ed Klaszky

Lieutenant Sherri Brown

Firefighter Gregg Alonzo

Firefighter Brandon Bailey

Firefighter Lucas Beh

Firefighter Meagan Behen

Firefighter Mark Broberg

Firefighter Shane Brandhorst

Firefighter Nikki Breaux

Firefighter Bill Brooks

Firefighter William Canty

Firefighter Brittany Carman

Firefighter David Carnes

Firefighter Chris Chastain

Firefighter Bill Cheman

Firefighter Ann Conto

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North Whidbey Fire and Rescue

Firefighter Steve Cope

Firefighter Wyatt Couglin

Firefighter Dylan Dahl

Firefighter Melvin Dominguez

Firefighter Robert Dorr

Firefighter Antionne Drieu

Firefighter Ian Eby

Firefighter Dale Esperum

Firefighter Guy Fealey

Firefighter Josh Fiske

Firefighter Dave Hanson

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Firefighter Noah Hetzel

Firefighter Tom Hoctor

Firefighter Rich Hoover

Firefighter Cliff Horr

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Firefighter Danny Jordan

Firefighter Johnathan Karlburg

Firefighter TJ Kelsey

Firefighter Lance Kolb

Firefighter Josh Koorn

Firefighter Caitlin Krall

Firefighter Walter Krytcha

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Firefighter Jon Lacy

Firefighter Stephanie Mace

Firefighter Catherine Martin

Firefighter Ryan McCarthy

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North Whidbey Fire and Rescue

Firefighter Ryan Nowicki

Firefighter Shawn O’Conner

Firefighter Travis O’Conner

Firefighter Michael Pelzer

Firefighter Ken Powell

Firefighter Michael Powell

Firefighter Lauren Powers

Firefighter Deborah Rogers

Firefighter Ron Rogers

Firefighter Dillon Sather

Firefighter Joshua Savage

Firefighter Andrew Schmal

Firefighter Tim Schulz

Firefighter Holly Slothower

Firefighter Gerald Smith

Firefighter Hannah Tripp

Firefighter Adam Trump

Firefighter Chris Turner

Firefighter Frank Valencic

Firefighter Amy Viers

Firefighter Johnathan Walker

Firefighter Ty Welshans

Firefighter Jason Zemlo

Firefighter Jimmy Zimmerman

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Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue

Commissioner Cheryl Engle

Commissioner Paul Messner

Commissioner Steve Hutchinson

Chief Ed Hartin

Deputy Chief Charlie Smith

Captain Andy Griffin

Captain Jerry Helm

Acting Lieutenant Bob Moore

Acting Lieutenant Marvin Raavel

Lieutenant Derik Vrable

Lieutenant James Meek

Lieutenant Jen Porter

EMT Jeff Tasoff

EMT Michael Pelzer

Firefighter Jim Colton

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Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue Stay safe this holiday season

Firefighter/EMT Holly Slothower

Firefighter/EMT Jeff Rhodes

Firefighter/EMT Jesse Leyva

The holiday season is full of family, friendship and good cheer, but it’s important to keep in mind that this time of year can also pose specific safety risks, particularly around the use of candles, fire and heating products. In 2015, one home structure fire was reported every 86 seconds, according

to the National Fire Protection Association. Unfortunately, the hustle and bustle associated with this time of year may mean you are paying less attention to safety precautions. To protect your family and home, check out these tips.

Safety Devices

Double check all of your home’s safety devices, including carbon monoxide detectors and smoke alarms for functionality and to ensure batteries are still working. Doing so will offer you greater peace of mind during a time of year with additional fire risks.

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Firefighter/EMT John Lloyd

Firefighter/EMT Keith Andrews

Firefighter/EMT Kyle Louthan

Firefighter/EMT Tony McNair

Firefighter/EMT Will Suarez

Firefighter/EMT William Piepenbrink

FF/EMT Mechanic Mike Matros

GIS Technician Jessica Larson

Office Manager Kim Harpe

Support Operator Brent Stevens

Nothing beats the charm and warmth of a fireplace, particularly around the holidays when the family is gathered together, but consider these tips to keep your fireplace safe: n Ensure gas fireplaces are outfitted with safety screens. n Never leave children or pets unattended near a lit fireplace or one that was recently turned off. Safety screens are meant to protect against contact with hot glass, but remember that the

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“Thank You” isn’t enough to express the gratitude we have for our first responders. The stamina and mind set it takes to be a first responder! They see the worst of the worst. They are the best of the best and show up every day with a gentle hand and kind soul. They show up on scene, nurture and protect you to the best of their ability. Calm you when you are probably in the most stressful moment of your life. It takes a special personality to be a first responder. We appreciate you for choosing to do what you do day in and day out!

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metal can also heat up, and your heating equipment — fireplaces, stoves, inserts and their surrounding material — will remain hot for some time after use. n Ensure gifts, trees, and holiday decore are all placed a safe distance away from the fireplace. n Consider annual maintenance for both woodburning and gas fireplaces, as recommended by experts.

Candles

Candles can be a feast for the senses, but they are also a major cause of accidents and house fires, especially when your home is decked out with extra combustible decore. Don’t burn candles near curtains, trees and other flammable objects. Never leave candles unattended. Ensure all flames are extinguished before leaving a room and before going to sleep. If you have pets or children, make sure any open flames are well out of their reach and consider alternatives such as candle warmers. The greatest holiday gift you can give this eason is the gift of safety. (StatePoint)

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South Whidbey Fire/EMS Commissioner Bobby Elliot

Chief H.L. Rusty Palmer

Deputy Cheif Mike Cotton

Deputy Chief Jon Beck

Div. Chief EMS Wendy Moffatt

Captain Brian Vick

Commissioner Frank Mestemacher

Captain Jerry Beck

Captain Tom Peterson

Lieutenant Eldon Baker

Lieutenant Hershel Rostov

Lieutenant Mari StAmand

Commissioner Kenon Simmons

We appreciate your service and dedication.

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EMT Carl Hillegas

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South Whidbey Fire/EMS

EMT Ken Starkweather

EMT Kurt Buchholz

EMT Melissa Conley

EMT Melissa Simmons

EMT Pat McMahon

EMT Peter Lett

Firefighter Ashley Taylor

Firefighter Brian Boyd

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Firefighter James Dobberfuhl

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Firefighter recruit Matthew Jones

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Firefighter Robert Armstrong

Firefighter Tom Gideon

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